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Royal Society welcomes appointment of Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser as Chief Executive of UKRI

14 May 2020

Responding to the appointment of Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser as Chief Executive of UKRI, Royal Society President Venki Ramakrishnan, said:

“The role of science in our society has never been more important.  In the middle of a worldwide pandemic as well as a future outside the EU, we need a strong leader and clear thinker to lead research funding in the UK. Ottoline Leyser’s appointment to head UKRI is thus excellent news. Her own outstanding science, her institutional leadership experience as well as her sustained engagement with broad questions about science and research will help ensure that we invest widely in science at a critical time.”

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